With her curved ‘wings,’ long pointed nose, and gleaming underbelly propped high above the waves, this space-age yacht might be better suited to the sky than the sea. Designed by John Shuttleworth, just a few square meters of the futuristic vessel — valued at $15 million — actually touch the surface of the water, allowing it to skim across the waves with ease. It can be controlled with an iPAD and took more than 5 years to design and build.
So could this alien shape — resembling something between a spaceship and the Concorde supersonic plane — be the future of superyacht design?
All images © John Shuttleworth